|Youth range camp coming in June|
The 46th Annual Nebraska Range Youth Camp is scheduled for June 8-12 at the Nebraska State 4-H Camp, located in the Nebraska National Forest near Halsey.
The camp is intended to be a blend of educational and recreational activities, with the primary emphasis being on range, livestock and ranch management in the Nebraska Sandhills.
Each camper will receive a notebook of reference materials as well as classroom and field experience.
The camp is open to all interested young men and women between the age of 14 and 18 with an interest in Nebraska’s most extensive natural resource, rangelands.
The camp program has evolved over the years into a combination of classroom, field and recreational experiences that educate and entertain both the youth that have very little experience with range education and those that have participated in range education.
University of Nebraska Extension Specialists and volunteers from other agencies provide classroom presentations.
The cost of the week-long camp is $275, which includes room, meals and materials for the week.
Additional information about the camp is available from local Extension, Natural Resource Districts, Natural Resource Conservation Service Offices, high school Ag-Ed instructors or the Camp Co-Directors listed below. Information is also available on the sponsoring Nebraska Section Society for Range Management website or www.ianr.unl.edu/srm.
For additional information about the camp, contact one of the Co-Directors for this year’s camp—Cynthia Tusler, PO Box 373, Hay Springs, NE 68347, (308) 327-2312, or Daryl Cisney, PO Box 266, Ogallala, NE 69153-0266, (308) 284-8058.